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A term often associated with Linux software and users. Usually refers to groups/software being free for use. Some software, like OpenVMS, isn't open source but the 'open' refers to standard support (POSIX, X etc).

Example 1.

OpenGL - A free widely available graphics language.

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Example 2.

Open Source - The open source initiative. Source being the programming language code used to write software.

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